Yup as I thought, I had no clue as to what team would start today. Very interesting calls in goal and at centre back. What does Fabianksi starting in goal mean? Is it preparation for the final? Or is it a case of you have this one because Szczesny is having the final. I am sure we will hear more post match.

Mertesacker gets his rest at long last but Vermaelen is nowhere to be seen. I haven't heard the news as yet, perhaps he is injured or maybe not. Quite surprised that Arsene has fielded such a strong side but clearly he sees continuity as pretty important before the final.

Hope to see some of Diaby in the second half, I'm sure we will. Enjoy the game Gooners.

 

Subs: Szczesny, Monreal, Flamini, Kallstrom, Wilshere, Diaby, Sanogo